Sunday, January 19, 2014

Driving, Walking, Sightseeing in Mendocino


We didn't do much during our 3-day 2-night stay in Mendocino. We drove around town and neighboring towns, walked to see the sights, went on photo walks, smelled the fresh air.


Watching the scenery while driving up and down Highway 1.


I love this road as it undulates before one's eyes.


Many bed and breakfasts and inns and hotels line the length of Highway 1.


You cannot avoid the coastal views. They are breathtaking no matter where you stand.


See how beautiful?


There are also many campgrounds nearby. We were curious about this one.


Saw this beautiful scene at the campground, except that it was for campers and not tent camping, at least we didn't see any tents only campers.


I went closer to the water here at the Big River Beach, part of the Mendocino Headlands State Park.

There are many countless hiking spots in the area, but we chose the easy way to walk by visiting the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse station.





The path to the lighthouse was paved. From the parking lot it was about easy 1 mile walk I believe.


However, we came late in the pm and the lighthouse was closing. We ended up just admiring the lighthouse from a foggy distance.


OUR WORLD TUESDAY

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20 comments:

  1. It was a very exciting game. I almost had an anxiety attack, but I'm better now. :) The views of the coastline are awesome!

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  2. @ LUKE....LOL, it was indeed very intense. I was even affected even though I'm only a casual fan.

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  3. I LOVE Hwy 1 in California, Maria! It doesn't get much better than that! No wonder there are so many B&Bs and hotels. Your foggy lighthouse is a delight, in spite of you getting there late in the day. I love it.

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  4. I haven't been up this way but it is lovely, isn't it? I like ALL the pictures you have on this blog...interesting and colorful!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. :)

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  5. HWY 1 is a gorgeous scenic drive. I enjoyed your photos. The lighthouse is wonderful, even from a distance! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  6. Gorgeous view and beautiful to see this while we are piled up with snow and ice!

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  7. Fantastic scenery. What a beautiful place to explore.

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  8. Very beautiful. We spent a little time on route 1 this summer but it was rushed - I'd love to spend a few days exploring it.

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  9. the coastal view is very pretty

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  10. Beautiful and scenic route. I would love to drive through here.

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  11. Sometimes just enjoying the scenery an the breathing in the fresh air is reason enough to travel. The beautiful scenery is rather relaxing. Was in the bay area over the holiday break and was thinking of Mendocino as a possible side trip... we ended up in monterey and carmel instead. It was a trip too short. :)

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  12. You visit such wonderful places, thanks for taking us along. Lovely scenes.

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  13. A very interesting series. Thanks for taking us along to enjoy the coastal scenes.

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  14. I love that beach, it's so beautiful!

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  15. Love the fog pics - beautiful how the sun comes through:)

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  16. What an lovely, enjoyable getaway you had! I loved each and every photo!

    ~Lindy

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  17. What a beautiful and scenic area. Lovely sites to see as you are going down the road. Love the little lighthouse in the distance.

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  18. Beautiful photos. I especially love the last one of the lighthouse in the fog - it's exquisite.

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  19. You don't need to do much on the coast! Just being is enough! And, as you say in the post after this one, totally organic and no side effects from this high! Thanks for sharing and for the memories (which are way too long ago now).

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  20. The ocean, the rock, the flowers and the wild birds make for a perfect scene … They are beautiful!

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